Thursday, March 28, 2013

ODBD For the Love of Crosses





Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Crosses! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, April 10th, at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Crosses! 

If you've arrived here from Lisa's Blog, you are on the right track.

Now on to the details about the card I created today.  I used the set Never Give up, along with the Grunge Cross die.

I started off by making the tag on the inside.  I made this card for my daughter while she's miles (and states) away at college, so a heart needed to be included for sure.  :)  I started by inking up the background with the Ranger Distress Inks Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw.  I then diecut a heart (Spellbinders), out of copy paper and laid laid it over the ink distressed cardstock.  I then took Perfect Snow (PTI) pigmented ink and brushed it away from the heart.  It gave it that pink glow around it.  After that I added so Vintage photo in to all the edges.  The cross image was stamped with Smokey Gray (Versafine), as well as the sentiments.

I wanted to include a metal zipper (Prima), so I ripped some of my decorative paper ~ Sweet Disposition (Cosmo Cricket), and added the zipper with some Tombow Mono Metal Liquid Glue.


I framed the sentiment by adding the same inks to the Decorative Labels 22 die (Spellbinders), and added some Sheer Shimmer Sparkle (Imagine Crafts), and a button  and pearls.  You can't see it in the photos, but the Seam Binding ribbon was covered with the Sheer Sparkle Shimmer too.  I just ran it through the puddles on my craft mat after spraying the cross and sentiment panels.  See the little Hexagon brad?  Love that it says "Faith" so I included it on a little tab that I cut using my Silhouette.



That about sums everything up.  Next up on the hop is the ever inspiring and super sweet Deb.












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Stamps:  Never Give Up (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper:  Sweet Disposition (Cosmo Cricket), Vintage Cream and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Perfect Snow (PTI), Smokey Gray (Versafine)  
Accessories:  Grunge Cross Die (Our Daily Bread Designs), Decorative Labels Twenty-Two die (Spellbinders), Decorative Tab (Silhouette), Zipper and Brad (Prima), Seam Binding Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Sparkle (Sheer Shimmer Spritz), Button (PTI), Burlap String (May Arts), Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), Gold Lace (Webster's Pages), Border Punch (EK Success), Sewing Machine, Scor-Buddy

52 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So beautiful!

Becky said...

wow, what an awesome card! I love the zipper. So creative.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love the soft colors, the zipper charm (which I had not seen before) and the beautiful cross insert.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You are so creative! I just the pocket design with the zipper. How clever! Love it!

Have a blessed Easter!!

blessings and hugs,
Chris

Shelia said...

Oh my this is so beautiful! I really like zipper - never would have thought to do that!! Have a blessed Easter!

Cyndy said...

This is why I love these blog hops. I learn so much from all of you. This is an amazing card. Thanks for sharing.

Mary B. said...

Wow! This is awsome. You have a lot of creativity. Love the zipper and other embellishments you have.beautiful card.

TLady said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! HOW VERY CREATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOVE the "Zipper Look!" :) PERFECT!!!!!!! :)

StampingJudy said...

This is such an interesting concept. It certainly captures the "empty tomb" of the Easter message!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Tosh! I love this amazing card! Very creative and I love the sentiments and scripture! What a perfect card to encourage your daughter who is so far away! Thanks for the mini tutorial!

Sparkly Engineer said...

That zipper pull is so clever and I love the reveal of the cross.

Amarilys said...

gorgeous design! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing. This is my first time doing a hop for ODBD!

Anita Braddock said...

wow how Beautiful the Uniqueness of your card is Amazing. love the layering and the way it has the zipper look is cool. love the colors. thanks for sharing

Marisa said...

Love that verse and your zipper pocket is fabulous!!

Lisa Johnson said...

Wow! The zipper is so cool!

Candy Meyers said...

Wow, who would have thought to do a zipper card for a cross blog. Great job. Well done.
CandY Meyers

Debbie Nelson said...

Love the zipper...thank you for sharing!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Tosh..what a unique and awesome idea with the zipper!! Awesome cool, pretty, card!!

Lucy said...

What a gorgeous tag and card set! I love the zipper! I am always intimidated to use metal pieces-maybe I will try the zipper thing :)

Barbara Bryant said...

That zipper is so neat love your layout and awsome job

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning vintage card Tosh - love the added zipper and design!

Dottie said...

Your daughter is blessed - not only to receive this beautiful card but to have a loving, creative mother! I love the use of pink to soften the distressing and the zipper. The tag gives her a card - and something to use as a book mark or to hang on the wall of her room. The message goes without saying - I needed to read that today!!! Thank you!

Betty said...

Beautiful card! Love the zipper and tag! Easter blessings!!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the tag and beautiful cross. The zipper pull is a great accent.

Christine said...

You are so amazingly creative! Love the zipper and the clever pocket. The colors are very appealing, too! Have a blessed resurrection celebration!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool design, that pocket/zipper idea is so neat, your daughter will love it!

Grace said...

Oh Tosh this one just touches my heart! I love everything you create... so creative to add the zipper to your pocket card... inviting one to pull out the insert... and I love the vintage feel! Beautiful!!!

Happy Easter!!!
hugs,
Grace

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors.

Margie F.

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the zipper.

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally amazing Tosh...I love the *zipper* look and every perfect detail for this project......you are so creative :) !!!

Patty said...

Kudos to you and your daughter... God Bless!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the zipper detail.

Lagene said...

Your card is unique & beautiful!

Donna Ellis said...

What a wonderful card, Tosh, with the soft colors, and soft application of color. Pretty details from the zipper pull, to the pearls and tiny bow! All are precious! hugs, de

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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Sonia said...

what a neat card!

Barb Turpin said...

gorgeous card...simply LOVE that zipper effect!

Holly T said...

This one of the most beautiful and interesting cards I have ever seen! I can't stop looking at all the different elements of it. And I love the verse and sentiment that you chose for it. Just gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the pocket card with the zipper effect. Beautiful card!!
Pamela Gietzen

Saints Rule! said...

This is amazing Tosh! I love the dainty zipper pull, soft colors and vintage look! Your creation sings praises to our heavenly father! Happy Easter! ((hugs))

Donna DeWitt said...

Love the pocket! Beautiful grunge feel.

Angelique Vela said...

I love the zipper element. These are nice.

Irma B said...

Very nice. Love this!

Sue A said...

I love the zipper - so clever. Such a beautiful and moving card! Thank you.

Kris B said...

What a wonderful and creative card! Love the zipper accent! Have a blessed Easter!!

Gita said...

Wow, love what you did with the zipper card. Very pretty!

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous, Tosha! Love the vintage look and the creative way you made the zippered pocket...this mix of grunge and vintage is so elegant! Have a wonderful Easter! Hugs!

Jo4Him said...

Fantastic card-very creative; love all the details. Thanks for sharing

Barbara said...

Very unique! Thanks.

momandmec said...

Loved the zipper idea...I've never seen this on a card before, how creative of you...the pull out is cool too ...something to take with you..all the other elements of the card are great also, colors, sponging..etc etc!!!!

Bernadette Roberto Shisler said...

Absolutely beautiful, Tosh!

Kelly S. said...

What an amazing effect on this card, Tosh! It's so gorgeous...I mean it truly looks heavenly! Love how you used the zipper!! The insert piece is just as lovely as the outside. Just WOW!

 
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